Free On-Line Articles

As a special 'taster' for our next issue (Vol. 22, No. 2, July 2018), we have 2 articles that are available here in pre-published format; on-line; and free of charge. They will be available until their publication date. These are:

Quantum Healing - A Super-Placebo? A Randomised Controlled Study in Patients with Affective Problems. Manuela Pietza, Harald Walach & Stefan Schmidt

Abstract:  This study assessed the effectiveness of “quantum healing”, a method belonging to “energy psychology” approaches. 123 patients from psychiatric, psychotherapeutic and orthopaedic outpatient clinics who were on waiting lists were randomised to either one session of “quantum healing” or waiting. Patients presented with various affective disorders, pain and somatoform disorders. Measures were Brief Symptom Index (BSI), the general health question of the EQ5D, a well-known German language well-being questionnaire, as well as an individualised scaling method (MYMOP) before, immediately after treatment and 12 weeks later. The intervention lead to a significant improvement of symptoms, well-being and general health perception compared to pre-treatment and compared to control groups. Between-group effect sizes ranged from d=0.9-2.0, documenting strong and lasting effects. We conclude that “quantum healing” constitutes an effective short-term therapy. The mechanisms, however, remain opaque, and most likely it is a powerful method to induce self-healing or placebo responses.
Key Words: Energy Psychology, Quantum Healing, Randomised Controlled Study, Placebo, Affective Disorders

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The Ethics of Vision in Psychotherapy. Otto Vevatne

Abstract: In psychotherapy research, it seems the most effective factors for positive results cannot be attributed to psychotherapy techniques. There seems to be many more factors that are more connected to the relationship between psychotherapist and patient. In this context, this article postulates that ethics are paramount because ethics are more important than technique, and are the main factor in achieving a positive result with the patient. 
The article aims to examine the ethics of human relationships, based on Kierkegaard's ethical discourses in
The Concept of Anxiety and Works of Love. The article also aims to substantiate that, what Kierkegaard calls "works of love", are an integral part of intimate relationships, and are - in many cases - the most essential part of the relationship between psychotherapist and patient. It makes the postulate; that there is evidence to suggest that the relationship in itself has a more understandable healing effect.
Key Words: Kierkegaard, psychotherapy, ethics in psychotherapy, relations.

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These articles will be available in pre-publication format free of charge until 1st July, 2018: then they will be available, as per normal, via the CATALOGUE.
The usual charge of €3.00 per downloaded article will then apply.

We also have available a new 'Briefing Paper' (available here: April 2018) on "What can Psychotherapy do for Refugees and Migrants in Europe?" - part of an initiative from within the EAP.

Psychotherapy vs. Spirituality

We have created an on-going 'Special Issue' on "Psychotherapy vs. Spirituality".
This is on-line and free (until further notice) and it will also be added to periodically.

To download:
Part 1 of this 'Special Issue' 

(published in Vol. 21, No. 1.); 

click here.

Part 2 

of this 'Special Issue' 

(published in Vol. 22, No. 2.);

click here.

Our previous on-line articles - which were all pre-published on-line and were then available free of charge for a couple of months - were:

Specificity and Pace Variability for Therapists' Interventions under Naturalistic Conditions.
Margit Koemeda-Lutz, Aureliano Crameri, Peter Schulthuss, Agnes von Wyl & Volker Tschuschke. Published in: Vol. 20, No. 1, (Mar. 2016) pp. 19-50. 

Therapist Effects on Treatment Outcome in Psychotherapy: A Multilevel Modelling Analysis. 
Jessica Berglar, Aureliano Crameri, Agnes von Wyl, Margit Koemeda-Lutz, Miriam Köhler, Pia Staczan, Peter Schulthess & Volker Tschuschke. Published in: Vol. 20, No. 2, (July 2016) pp. 61-80.   

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Please tell me, do I feel at all? 
Dan Anders Palmquist. Published in:

 Vol. 21, No. 1, (Mar. 2017) pp. 5-20.

The Phenomenon of Depression: Existential Analysis and Psychoanalysis in Dialogue.
Claudia Reitinger & Bernhard SchwaigerPublished in: Vol. 21, No. 3, (Nov. 2017), pp. 7-17.

The Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy on Feeling of Loneliness and Life Satisfaction among Drug-abusing Married Men. 
Mohammad Khodayarifard, Alfred Pritz & Nahid Hoseininezhad. Published in: Vol. 21, No. 3, (Nov. 2017), pp. 18-25.

Euro-orphan-hood in Social Discourse: Is it really a problem for migrant families, especially those in which the parents often lack maturity?  
Agnieszka Krzysztof - Świderska. Published in: 

Vol. 21, No. 3, (Nov. 2017), pp. 26-34.

On Creating a "Virtual Miracle" in Couples Therapy: Two Case Examples. 
Leslie Margolin. 
Published in: Vol. 22, No. 1, (March. 2018), pp. 6-15.

When Holding Makes Sense. 
Claudia Morrow

 Published in: Vol. 22, No. 1, (March. 2018), pp. 16-25.

The Central Role of Attention in Psychotherapy.
Paul B. Whittemore. 
Published in: Vol. 22, No. 1, (March. 2018), pp. 26-36.

These articles are now only available from our CATALOGUE (left-hand, side-bar) at a cost of €3.00 per article.